FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs

what departments can i apply for? what are each department’s responsibilities?

You can apply to work in Spark’s print, online or business departments. Our print department is a collective of hair and makeup artists, stylists, photographers, models, writers and layout artists. Our online department is made up of our Spark Online contributors, social media editors and digital team. Our business department includes our marketing and events teams. For more information of what each position does, check out our Meet the Team page.

how can i apply for spark?

Spark Magazine opens applications at the beginning of the fall and spring seasons, normally in late August and mid January respectively. We do not accept new staff members at any point during the active season. You can follow our social media pages or check back here for a link to the application.

can i hold more than one position?

Yes. We allow all applicants the opportunity to apply for up to three positions. However, if accepted, a staff member will only be allowed to hold up to two positions. It is at the discretion of our leadership team to decide where a potential staff member will be of most value to the Spark team at large.

i’m not a student at the university of texas, can i still apply?

We currently only accept registered undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. However, if you’d like to submit a story for consideration, you may do so here.

do i need editorial experience to qualify for spark?

Spark is completely consisted of students at the University of Texas, so we all had to start somewhere! Editorial experience is not a disqualifier, nor do we require that our staff members be of a certain degree or major of study. However, we do highly recommend that applicants independently seek field experiences outside of Spark to elevate both their Spark applications and personal portfolios.

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